Nancy Hannah Regan, of Port Washington, died on Oct. 22, 2001, at the age of 51, following at 14-month bout with cancer. Born in Brooklyn, Nancy attended Baldwin High School and went on to receive her BA in education from American University. Growing up in Rockville Centre, she studied piano and dance. After college, she became a certified International Montessori School teacher and taught in the Bethesda area for nearly seven years before devoting her time to raising and nurturing her children. The family then moved to Port Washington 10 years ago. While her daughter attended Sousa Elementary School, Nancy developed the first comprehensive student directory and designed the 100th Anniversary Celebration sweatshirt. Nancy's strength of character, persistence toward meeting goals and compassion for others are only a few words that begin to describe her. She eventually planned to attend law school and become a public defender.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald; sons, Daren and Evan McKelvey; daughter Genevieve; brother Andrew Gluck; mother Ethel Gluck and father Michael Gluck. Services were held Oct. 24 at Riverside Nassau North Chapel in Great Neck. Donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Donor Service Center, PO Box 97151, Washington, DC 20090-7151. Visit their website at htt;s://www.idrf.org//support/gift donation.php.
Italia Paolino, Aug. 24, 1904 - Oct. 29, 2001. Beloved mother of Ann Perkov, Jo Anne Paolino, Alfred Paolino and dear wife Rosie; grandmother of Barbara Inra, Adrienne Perkov Weinstein, Ronald Perkov, Lorraine Paolino, Alexandra Paolino and Paul Paolino and lovingly cared for by Evelyn Grant. She is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren. Italia, who was actively involved in the Port Washington Senior Citizen Center, was an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be missed by all.
Lawrence Harold Dyson, 76, of Port Washington, died on Nov. 1, 2001. He is survived by his wife Rose; his sons, Russell (Roseann) and Richard (Cheryl); and his grandchildren Nathaniel, Natalie, Michael, Matthew, Ariel and Daniel. Funeral arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home. A religious service was held at the funeral home on Nov. 5. An entombment followed at Nassau Knolls Cemetery.
Ernest George Clarke, 85, of Port Washington, died on Nov. 6, 2001. He is survived by his wife Alice; his son David and his grandchildren Jeffrey and Lauren. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.
George LeSauvage, 84, a retired business executive and respected community leader, died suddenly at his Port Washington home on Monday, Nov. 5.
LeSauvage, a man of many accomplishments, was a trustee of the Cow Neck Historical Society, active at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church where he had served as senior warden, one-time president of the Manhasset Bay Estates Association and a devoted small-boat sailor. He was a life member of the Navy Reserve Officers Association and the United States Naval Institute.
His business career was spent with Schraffts New York and the Schraffts ice cream company, from which he retired as executive vice president in 1995. (His son, George Jr., is an officer of Schraffts today.) George maintained an active interest in his old company. He was known to visit friends and bring pints of Schraffts latest flavor of ice cream for sampling purposes.
LeSauvage was born in Brooklyn. The family later moved further out on the island to Bayshore, where George was graduated from high school. He went on to the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating shortly before World War II. George served with the US Navy during the war and attained the rank of Lt. Commander. He later earned a MBA degree from the University of Chicago, joining Schraffts New York in 1950. He and his wife Faith moved to Port Washington in 1953
The Reve. Kurt Von Roeschlaub, rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church said, of the former church warden, "He was a person inside of this parish who accomplished an enormous amount of working helping other people while never making waves." In addition to his work with his local church, LeSauvage was vice president of the Church Club of New York, which awarded him the Bishop's Medal for Distinguished Parochial Service.
Grade Allen, a fellow sailor and St. Stephen's congregant, said of LeSauvage, "George was courtly and gracious. A creative and enthusiastic colleague and a best friend to everybody."
George's community involvement also focused on the activities and mission of the Cow Neck Historical Society, where he was co-chair of the building and grounds committee, public relations chairman and enthusiastic recruiter of new members.
Said John G. Kent, president of the Cow Neck Historical Society, "George played an important role on the Historical Society Board. He was a man of almost boundless energy and enterprise. He would see something that needed to be done and step forward and do it with dispatch and good humor. His shoes will be hard to fill."
His friend Richard Coyle, treasurer of the Historical Society, with whom he shared an abiding interest in jazz and big band music, said, "For the past 20 years George was not just my friend, he was like an older brother. We shared the same hobbies - jazz, collecting, travel, musical theatre, sailing. He loved Port Washington. At a recent library jazz concert, he turned to me and said, 'What a town! Who would want to live anywhere else?' Any organization was lucky to have him as a member because he gave 110 percent of his time."
LeSauvage is survived by his wife Faith; daughter Faith Goede of Westport, CT.; sons John of Chappaqua, NY; and David of newport Beach, CA; sisters Florence Schwietzer and Joy Torrey of Babylon, LI and five grandchildren.
A memorial service at St. Stephen's for family and friends is planned for December.